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This shelter is the bomb!

A relic of the Cold War past lies under I-5, a public haven where Seattleites could wait for the end of the world. With space for only 200 people, the shelter would have had us dying to get in, or at least competing to win at atomic "Survivor."

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Attorney general Eric Holder to resign

The Justice Department announced on Thursday that Attorney General Holder will remain in office until a successor is confirmed. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Forest Service blocks media cameras throughout nation's wilderness areas

Under a proposed rule that is already being enforced temporarily, the media will need to pay up to $1,500 just to take an iPhone photo or conduct an interview inside a wilderness area. 

THE OREGONIAN

Justice Dept. to investigate Ferguson police

The U.S. Justice Department plans to open a civil rights investigation of police officers in Ferguson and St. Louis County. This will be a broader, second investigation in addition to the other probe already underway of Officer Darren Wilson, who is suspected of shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

USA TODAY

Job cuts at JBLM

Up to 102 civil service workers at JBLM will be laid off by mid-January as part of cutbacks to military spending.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)
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